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Worried About Varicose Veins? Here's What You Need to Know

Varicose veins affect about 25 percent of women and 15 percent of men in their lifetime, and there are many ways they can be treated.
13-Jul-2018 10:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Researchers Discover Gene That Controls Bone-to-Fat Ratio in Bone Marrow

UCLA researchers have found that the PGC-1α gene, previously known to control human metabolism, also controls the equilibrium of bone and fat in bone marrow and also how an adult stem cell expresses its final cell type. The findings could lead to a...
10-Jul-2018 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Parents Who Had Severe Trauma, Stresses in Childhood More Likely to Have Kids with Behavioral Health Problems

A new study finds that severe childhood trauma and stresses early in parents' lives are linked to higher rates of behavioral health problems in their own children.
6-Jul-2018 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Observation in Heroin User's Brain Yields Insights Into Narcolepsy, Addiction

Chemical messengers in the brain regulate sleep, opiate craving
26-Jun-2018 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Researchers discover how colon cancer mutates to escape the immune system

A UCLA-led study has found how colon cancer alters its genes during development in order to avoid detection by the immune system, creating a specific genetic imprint in the process.
4-Jun-2018 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA offers online training videos for caregivers of people with dementia

The UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program has been producing a series of online videos aimed at helping caregivers understand how to care for persons with dementia. They utilize actors who portray both dementia patients and their caregivers...
31-May-2018 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Despite Risk of Breast Cancer, Few Men Undergo Genetic Tests, Study Finds

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death among Americans. At least 10 percent of cancers are caused by inherited mutations in genes such as BRCA1 and BRCA2. Parents with the cancer gene mutation have a 50 percent chance of passing it on to a son...
31-May-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Personalized cancer vaccine may increase long-term survival in patients with deadly brain cancer

An international study led by researchers at UCLA has found that a personalized vaccine targeting glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer, may help people live longer. Nearly 30 percent of people in the current trial have now survived for...
30-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cannabis-Derived Drug Could Be a Game-Changer for Children with Severe Epilepsy, UCLA Expert Says

25-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT


Expert Available: Family Separation at the U.S. Border – and What Research Shows

20-Jun-2018 3:25 PM EDT


Trying to Become a Dad? Avoid 'Dad Bod' — and Other Male Fertility Tips

Male infertility accounts for 40% of fertility problems in couples who have difficulty conceiving. UCLA urologist Dr. Jesse Mills explains the factors at play — and how to know whether you need to see a doctor.
14-Jun-2018 4:40 PM EDT

Grilling and Cancer: 4 Tips for Healthier Grilling

When beef, pork, fish or poultry are cooked using high-temperature methods, chemicals called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) can form.
12-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Is it Alzheimer’s? Maybe not. Three treatable conditions can cause memory loss

When seniors experience memory problems, they may start worrying that they have Alzheimer’s disease. Indeed, Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of memory loss in the elderly – but sometimes an entirely different diagnosis is to blame.
8-Jun-2018 8:05 PM EDT

CDC Suicide Report: UCLA Expert Available

8-Jun-2018 8:05 AM EDT

Surprising facts about foam rollers may entice you to try one

6-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT


Oncologist/colorectal cancer expert available to discuss new colorectal cancer screening guidelines

30-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT

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